Megan Edelle, DVMEducation: Cornell University
Dr. Edelle grew up in a suburb of New York City. She graduated from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in 2000. She went on to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in 2004. Her initial interest was working with horses. She did an internship at Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center straight out of vet school, and went on to work there until she decided to transition to small animals in 2009. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and two sons Braden and Reece. She also enjoys horsebackriding, and hiking with her two miniature Mexican hairless dogs, Pearl and Jellybean, and her mixed breed, Risley.
Andrea Serrano Pribula, VMDEducation: University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Pribula grew up in East Hanover and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She continued at Penn for veterinary school and graduated with her veterinary degree in 2015. Dr. Pribula joined the team at Veterinary Center of Morris County shortly after graduation. She has a special interest in training rescue dogs and working with service animals. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband, Ted, and their newborn daughter, Claire. She also enjoys going for runs with their pit bull, Rosie, and lounging with her pug, Opie.
Dr. Rebecca Cozzarelli, DVMEducation: St. George's University
Dr. Cozzarelli was born and raised in Belleville, NJ; where at a young age promised her childhood pets that she would become a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012 with a bachelor degree in Animal Science. She then went on to veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada and completed her clinical year at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in January 2017. Dr. Cozzarelli’s special interests include traveling. She has traveled to South Africa on three separate occasions working with various wildlife rehabilitation centers tending to lions, elephants, rhinos, wildebeest, impala and kudu. She has also become very passionate at trying to diminish the high poaching rate of rhinos. During her free time, Dr. Cozzarelli enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as her cats Alan, Earl, Timmy and Nea and her two chickens Gumbo and Chickpea.
Janae Mattaur, DVMEducation: Tuskegee University
Dr. Mattaur grew up in Paterson, NJ and graduated from Penn State University Park in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. After graduation, she continued on to Tuskegee University for veterinary school where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014. She did a small animal, rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists that was completed in 2015. She proceeded to pursue a surgical focus by training at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in 2016 and New York Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center this year. Her special interest is soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. When she has a spare moment between spending time with her husband, Nate and running after her small twins Kaylah and Cameron, she enjoys relaxing with her cat named MJ, whom acts like a dog. Dr. Mattaur also enjoys music, ballroom dancing, and cuisine.
Elena McComas, BVMSEducation: University of Glasgow
Dr. McComas graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth with a B.S. in Biology. She then attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland where she earned her B.V.M.S. and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. McComas is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. With a strong interest in pain management, Dr. McComas offers Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine as adjunctive therapy to Western Medicine. She and her husband, Tim, welcomed their daughter, Aisling, in 2014. Their cats Fig and Newton help to make their house a home. Her hobbies include baking, music, being outside, and Isshinryu karate, in which she has a third-degree black belt.
Scott Mirenda - Practice Manager
Scott Mirenda is our Chief Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager, and Ultrasonographer. He graduated with honors from the Ultrasound Diagnostic School of NJ in 2002. Scott honed his skills working as a Mobile Ultrasonographer following graduation. He has over 20 years experience and is highly skilled in venipuncture, radiology, assisting in surgery, and of course, ultrasonography. Scott resides in Landing, NJ, living on beautiful Lake Hopatcong. On his days off, he enjoys cruising around the lake on his boat with dogs, Puck and Sydney.
Becky Beyler - Office Manager
Becky completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Animal Sciences Department of Delaware Valley College in 2002. She has 8 1/2 years of experience working at an emergency referral hospital as the Chief of Marketing, Extern Coordinator, and Client Care Specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and training in agility with her deaf Australian Shepherd, Noodles.
Lisa Shedden - Assistant Office Manager
Lisa joined VCMC in 2013 as a Client Care Specialist. She graduated from Kean University in 2015 with a BS in Business Management. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with her wife, Christine, and their cat, Missy.
Lesley Cuminale - Kennel Manager
Lesley joined the team in 2017 as a kennel attendant and quickly became our Kennel Manager. She has worked with local rescues in the past and currently still volunteers in her spare time. She has a love of working and therapy dogs and would like to one day become a trainer to work with them.
Elyse deRonde - Veterinary Technician
Hannah Castori - Veterinary Technician
Tay Watkins - Veterinary Technician
Tay joined our practice as a Veterinary Technician in 2017. She graduated from Stockton University in 2010 with a degree in biology. She is interested in canine physical rehabilitation and would like to specialize in that field one day. In her spare time, she likes to read, run, and spend time with her dog Caleb and her turtle Franklin.
Kasara Hoskins - Veterinary Technician
John Deel - Veterinary Assistant
Danielle D'Esposito - Veterinary Assistant
Danielle joined VCMC in 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently studying online at Penn Foster to become a Veterinary Technician. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, hiking, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family, friends, and her many pets. She has four cats named Crystal, Ursula, Jasmine, and Peanut, and three dogs named Roxy, Namath, and Peppi.
Rebecca Dunkle - Veterinary Assistant
Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Vet Assistant Certificate from San Juan College, a Culinary Chef Training Certificate from The Natural Gourmet Institute specializing in vegan and vegetarian cuisine and is currently pursuing an Applied Science degree. In addition, she will be completing an Internship with The Seeing Eye® breeding facility studying breeding and whelping with service dogs. She enjoys cooking, exploring historical sites and attending her musician husband’s gigs. She lives in Morris County with her husband and four rescue cats.
Kaylene Passione – Veterinary Assistant
Kaylene joined VCMC in 2016 after graduating from the College of Charleston. She enjoys working with the animals on a daily basis and hopes to one day attend veterinary school. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats. Kaylene is currently in veterinary school and is only in our office on her breaks. We miss her but wish her well and are excited to see her become a wonderful veterinarian!
Annie Sarni - Client Care Specialist
Erin Hudzik - Client Care Specialist, Animal Care Specialist
Colette Casier - Animal Care Specialist
Colette has been with the VCMC since 2010. She is trained in a little bit of everything and is happy to help out wherever she is needed. Colette spends her spare time caring for her large collection of exotic reptiles and her cat.
Mark Hladyk - Animal Care Specialist
Janice Schamble - Professional Groomer
Diane Gremsperger - Professional Groomer
Diane has been grooming for over thirty years. Her favorite dogs to groom are Westies and Yorkies, and she also grooms cats. Her hobbies are hiking, gardening, and walking her Jack Russell, Kailee, and Terrier mix, Peggie. She lives in Roxbury with her husband, daughter,and their dog and three cats.